French System For Cleaning Fukushima Water Blamed For Leukemia, Polluted Beaches In Europe
Each time that wastes are treated by heat, whether to reduce the volume or for another reason, there is a risk that radionuclides and/or other toxic materials accompanying the radionuclides, will become volatile and escape into the environment. Filtration systems are never 100% effective.
How To Remove Radioactive Iodine-131 From Drinking Water
"There is no safe level of radionuclide exposure, whether from food, water or other sources. Period,” said Jeff Patterson, DO, immediate past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility. “Exposure to radionuclides, such as iodine-131 and cesium-137, increases the incidence of cancer. For this reason, every effort must be taken to minimize the radionuclide content in food and water.”
Radiation Detected In Rain In More States
some experts contend the human body should not be absorbing artificial fission products at all. Some radioisotopes, such as iodine-131, accumulate in the thyroid gland where they may pose a cancer risk.
Elevated levels of radioactive material in rainwater have been expected as a result of the nuclear incident after the events in Japan since radiation is known to travel in the atmosphere,” the EPA news release states.